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My Dear Secretary

Published 1949
Topics romance, comedy

Would-be writer Laraine Day takes a job as secretary to best-seller Kirk Douglas.

You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Producer Leo C. Popkin
Production Company Cardinal Pictures
Audio/Visual sound, b&w


Reviewer: torontosaurus - favoritefavorite - February 18, 2012
Subject: Obnoxious characters
Kirk Douglas and Keenan Wynn play incredibly unsympathetic characters. Both are devious, exploitative, and sneeringly superior. Wynn's character is incapable of relating honestly to any human being, even in a single transaction. This movie was concocted by 'artists' who have no concept of sincerity in human interactions. There's nothing funny about this 'comedy' and its pathological worldview. Sick and disturbing.
Reviewer: punchcf - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 30, 2007
Subject: Easygoing Fluff
Perhaps a little dated but harmless none the less...

The most interesting thing for me about the movie was in seeing a 'young' Irene Ryan. It took me a little while to catch on to it, but just add the hillbilly accent and you've got Granny Clampet!

See you at the movies
Reviewer: Danial - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 8, 2006
Subject: A fun and enjoyable flick.
I like these old romances that don't require a lot of thought. Sometimes an evening calls for a flick like that.

I liked seeing Kirk Douglas in a role I'm not accustomed to seeing him in. I think he handled it pretty well.
Reviewer: el-che - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2006
Subject: How can I find English subtitle for this film?
I think this film is very exiting, but I have been learning English for only 6 months. So I couldn't understand all of the conversations. I also want to improve my English level. How can I find subtitle in English for this Film.
Reviewer: specs - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 5, 2005
Subject: my dear secretary
The first film Mr. Douglas did that was a comedy. His protrayal of the artisan of literature was dead on, as the slightly neurotic and understandably in the moment book author. Mr.
Wynn handle the load of the mantle of comedic moments, however and left some moments for Mr. Douglas to gnaw on. Not the best film of his early career but enjoyable never the less.
{Please consider his next film of that year,
Champion as well as Letter to three Wives}
Reviewer: kareneliot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 30, 2005
Subject: Delightful.
Quality movie. Entertaining, endearing, engaging. A real gem.
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